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Your 5 moments for hand hygiene at the SITE of care / Seus 5 momentos para a higienização das mãos No local de atendimento

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Your 5 moments for hand hygiene at the SITE of care
Seus 5 momentos para a higienização das mãos No local de atendimento

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Your 5 moments for hand hygiene at the SITE of care / Seus 5 momentos para a higienização das mãos No local de atendimento

  1. 1. AFTER BODY F LUID EXPOSURE RISK 2 3 4 AFTER PATIENT CONTACT 5 AFTER CONTACT WITH PATIENT SURROUNDINGS 1 BEF PATIENT CONTACT Your 5 moments for hand hygiene at the point of care BEFORE A CLEAN/ASEPTIC PROCEDURE ORE Based on WHO poster ‘Your 5 moments for hand hygiene’ and reproduced with their kind permission 1 BEFORE PATIENT CONTACT 2 BEFORE A CLEAN/ASEPTIC PROCEDURE 3 AFTER BODY FLUID EXPOSURE RISK 4 AFTER PATIENT CONTACT 5 AFTER CONTACT WITH PATIENT SURROUNDINGS WHEN? Clean your hands before touching a patient when approaching him/her WHY? To protect the patient against harmful germs carried on your hands WHEN? Clean your hands immediately before any clean/aseptic procedure WHY? To protect the patient against harmful germs, including the patient’s own, from entering his/her body WHEN? Clean your hands immediately after an exposure risk to body fluids (and after glove removal) WHY? To protect yourself and the healthcare environment from harmful patient germs WHEN? Clean your hands after touching a patient and her/his immediate surroundings when leaving the patient’s side WHY? To protect yourself and the healthcare environment from harmful patient germs WHEN? Clean your hands after touching any object or furniture in the patient’s immediate surroundings when leaving - even if the patient has not been touched WHY? To protect yourself and the healthcare environment from harmful patient germs

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